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July 2017 Newsletter

Summer is in full swing here in our Village of Friends!   We hear a lot from visitors about how wonderful Ballston Spa is, and one hears of people who have moved here because the village has what they are looking for–that sense of connection and community.  Which is why columnist Chris Churchill’s recent article… Read more »


June 2017 Newsletter

June is here, in all its glory.  And with it comes the start of another eventful summer season in Ballston Spa.  In this issue, find out about new and returning vendors for the 2017 Ballston Spa Farmers’ Market, the performers for the Summer Concerts in the Park, the slate of family friendly outdoor movies, plus other… Read more »


BSBPA Mixer at High Rock Distillery

The BSBPA is excited to be hosting an evening mixer on Wednesday, June 14, from 5:30-7:30 pm, at High Rock Distillery, 1321 Saratoga Road (Route 50 just south of the village).   Owners Peter Hatalyk Jr and Jake Hewson craft small batch spirits, including bourbons, vodka and gin at the distillery, using locally sourced ingredients. As well as… Read more »


Ribbon Cutting at CMK & Associates Real Estate

On May 5, 2017, the BSBPA and Chamber of Southern Saratoga County officially welcomed CMK & Associates Real Estate to their newest office at 108 Milton Avenue. The Ballston Spa office is the 6th office in the Capital Region for CMK & Associates.  They are happy to join the Ballston Spa community and love locally… Read more »


May First Friday–Ribbon Cutting, Student Artwork and Tasty Treats

May’s First Friday saw a celebration of student artists with displays in several venues throughout downtown.  We also officially welcomed CMK & Associates Real Estate to the village with a ribbon cutting, joined by the Chamber of Southern Saratoga County. ” ngg_triggers_display=”never” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]


May 2017 Newsletter

We’ve gotten a tease of the warm weather ahead, so read up on the upcoming summer season in Ballston Spa.  Concerts, outdoor movies, farmers’ markets, summer First Fridays–there’s something for everyone!  Also find out how you can support these free family-friendly events through your sponsorship.  Plus Association and Member news, May events and more. (Note:… Read more »


April First Friday “Pick A Reading Partner” Photos

April’s First Friday brought out families to visit many of our downtown businesses and enjoy listening to readers, as we celebrated “Pick A Reading Partner Night” with Ballston Spa elementary schools.  Thank you to all our “mystery readers” who volunteered their time and to all the venues who hosted them! ” ngg_triggers_display=”never” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]


April 2017 Newsletter

April begins our fiscal 2017 year. In this issue, BSBPA President Stacy Simmons has some words of action for us as we work together to improve, support and promote our community.  Plus, meet our newest board members, read about upcoming events, Member and Association news, and more. (note: to see newsletter in full size, click… Read more »


BSBPA 2016 Annual Report

The Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association presented its 2016 Annual Report as part of the program at the March 20, 2017 Annual Meeting. Please see below.  Our fiscal 2017 year starts April 1, 2017.


2017 BSBPA Annual Meeting & Community Mixer

The 2017 BSBPA Annual Meeting is in the books. Once again, Next Door Kitchen & Bar was a fantastic venue–great food and libations, including those named in honor of our underwriting sponsors! Thank you to all who joined us–we’re looking forward to a great year ahead! Our sincere appreciation once again to underwriting sponsors Ballston… Read more »


April First Friday Mystery Readers Wanted!

The Pick A Reading Partner (PARP) Reading Celebration is Friday, April 7 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.   The event is being coordinated by the Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association, First Friday business participants and the local elementary schools and PTAs.   PARP is a program designed to encourage parents, family members and friends to read to… Read more »


BSBPA Scholarship

High school students who hold jobs in the community, while maintaining good standards in their schoolwork and deportment, should be recognized for their diligence and responsibility. The Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association Scholarship of $500 shall be awarded to a graduating senior who has demonstrated professionalism in his/her place of employment and responsibility in… Read more »